iPhone SE ranked in the top 4 on Amazon Best Sellers list after Apple stopped selling in its Store

Today many Japanese buy iPhone SE at Amazon

iPhone SE” is very popular in Japan. And many people expected “iPhone SE2” in the yesterday’s special media event.

However, Apple did not introduced the successor to the iPhone SE. Moreover Apple discontinued the iPhone SE.

Apple also has stopped selling iPhone X and iPhone 6s in the Apple’s online store, following the unveiling of the iPhone Xs and iPhone XR. But the impact of missing iPhone SE is pretty big in Japan.
Now iPhone SE ranked in the top 4 on Amazon Best Sellers of smartphones in Japan.

2018-09-14 Amazon Smartphone Best Seller Ranking

Amazon’s best-selling smartphone #1 in Japan is iPhone SE after removed from Apple’s online store

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Apple introduced 3 new iPhones – “iPhone Xs”, “iPhone Xs Max” & “iPhone XR

Today Apple has officially announced three new models of iPhones 2018 – “Xs”, “Xs Max” and “”XR“.

Closer Look: iPhone Xs & iPhone Xs Max

iPhone Xs line up

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: Super Retina, A12 Bionic processor, improved dual camera system, the notch design, Dual SIM support and faster Face ID.

Remarkable points

  • 5.8-inch iPhone Xs (2,436×1,125 at 458 ppi) and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max (2,688×1,242 at 458 ppi) come with “Super Retina” OLED display said to be the sharpest and the highest pixel density of any Apple device
  • A million-to-one contrast ratio with brightness and true blacks while showing 60% greater dynamic range in HDR photos. Apple says “The best color accuracy in the industry”. True Tone also supported
  • The Most durable glass ever in a smartphone
  • A12 Bionic Chip is much faster than iPhone X – this is the worlds first 7nm chip which has 2 performance cores (15% faster) and 4 efficiency cores (50% more efficient), as well as 4-core GPU (50-percent faster compared with A11 Bionic). Also 8-core Neural Engine (perform 5 trillion operations per second) is built for advanced, real-time machine learning. Finally enhanced Apple-designed Image Signal Processor (ISP) features a refined depth engine and video encoder included
  • Improved dual camera system with 2x optical zoom and dual optical image stabilization featuring deeper and larger pixels which integrates the ISP, the Neural Engine, and advanced algorithms. Smart HDR, Bokeh and Depth Control, enhanced Portrait mode selfies and better low-light performance
  • The larger pixels and larger, faster sensor enable improved low-light performance and video stabilization, as well as extended dynamic range for more highlight and shadow detail in video modes up to 30 frames per second
  • “iPhone Xs” offers 0.5 hour and “iPhone Xs Max” 1.5 hours longer than iPhone X
  • 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacity models
  • Faster Face ID than iPhone X
  • Support Dolby Vision and HDR10, 4K video and wider stereo playback
  • Dual SIM through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM (China will have two physical SIMs)
  • Improved water and dust resistance to IP68
  • Body Colors: Space Gray and Silver with Gold finish added
  • Noch design like iPhone X
  • Preorder on September 14 and available on September 28. iPhone Xs starts at $999 and iPhone Xs Max starts at $1099
Phil Schiller announced iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: Super Retina, A12 Bionic processor, improved dual camera, the notch design, Dual SIM support and faster Face ID.

Points to keep in mind

  • Surgical grade stainless steel band
  • Wireless charging faster than iPhone X
  • “Xs Max” has largest battery and largest display ever
  • Battery replacements will cost $69
  • Not shipping with Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
  • 5W Power Adapter
  • SIM-Free available
  • Gigabit-class LTE for download speeds
  • Core ML running on the A12 Bionic Neural Engine is up to nine times faster than on A11 Bionic, with as little as one-tenth the energy usage

Closer Look: iPhone XR

iPhone XR

iPhone XR, the successor to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes in six new finishes with 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and Face ID.

Remarkable points

  • 6.1-inch new LCD (instead of OLED) “Liquid Retina” Display (1,792×828 at 326 ppi) and True Tone supported. Apple says “The industry’s best color accuracy”
  • Successor to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • Aerospace-grade aluminum (7000 series) and glass design
  • Powered by A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine
  • Faster Face ID
  • Noch design like iPhone X
  • Six Color Options – white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED
  • Single Lens Wide-Angle Camera (same as on the iPhone Xs) with machine learning and depth control – 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens. TrueDepth Camera enables Portrait mode selfies, Animoji and Memoji
  • IP67 protection (Xs series support IP68)
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio
  • 1.5 hours longer battery life than iPhone 8 Plus
  • 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacity models
  • Preorder on October 19 and available on October 26. Price starts at $749
iPhone XR

Single Lens Wide-Angle Camera – larger and deeper pixels improve image fidelity and low-light performance on photos and videos

Points to keep in mind

  • Seven-layer color processd
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi) support
  • Touch ID and 3D Touch removed, Haptic Touch added
  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
  • LTE Advanced for fast download speeds

Introducing iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR — Apple

“Now, today we’re going to take iPhone X to the next level,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “I’m excited to show you what is by far the most advanced iPhone we have ever created. What a fantastic new lineup of iPhones. It’s clearly the best lineup we’ve had by far, taking the breakthrughs of iPhone X even further than before and making them available to even more people.”

Also (no surprise)

Remarkable points of today’s keynote

  • New Macs, iPad Pros and AirPower NOT revealed today, but possibly next month we could see
  • iOS 12, HomePod and tvOS 12 software will be released on September 17
  • macOS Mojave will be released on September 24
  • AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss added
  • HomePod adds new features and Siri languages
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Apple updates Apple Watches “Series 4”

Today Apple announced the 4th gen Apple Watch “Series 4“. Focusing on health features and redesigning.

Closer Look: Apple Watch Series 4

The redesigned Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4: the fourth-generation Apple Watch comes with bigger display, re-engineered Digital Crown, faster proccesor, new health and fitness capabilities

Apple Watch “Series 4”

Remarkable points

  • Redesigned full screen OLED display with Force Touch (slim bezels)
  • Over 30% larger screen with curved edge 3D glass design using technology called “LTPO”
  • Two new bigger models ready, 40mm & 44mm (previously 38mm and 42mm) and thinner than previous models (10.7mm compared to 11.4mm)
  • New “S4” chip – 4th gen CPU (Silicon in Package) supports dual-core 64-bit which runs up to 2x faster than “S3” chip
  • 50% louder and more clear speaker and better microphone. Also improved audio quality for Siri and Walkie‑Talkie
  • Ability of fall detection and emergency SOS with the new accelerometer and gyroscope
  • New electrical heart sensor (approved by the FDA) – low heart rate detection and taking an electrocardiogram (ECG) using the new ECG app
  • ECG app coming later this year (US only)
  • Re‑engineered Digital Crown offers haptic feedback
  • Three aluminum finishes, anodized in silver, gold and space gray
  • GPS and GPS + Cellular versions preorder on September 14 and available on September 21. Price starts at $399, GPS + Cellular at $499. “Series 3” priced from $279
Introducing Apple Watch Series 4

Jeff Williams unveiled Apple Watch “Series 4” with larger display. “We are taking it to the next level”

Points to keep in mind

  • The new Infograph watch face can accommodate up to eight complications
  • Apple wireless chip “W3” (previous models “W2”)
  • Now Support Bluetooth 5.0 (previous models Bluetooth 4.2)
  • Battery life not changed – up to 18 hours on a single charge
  • “Series 3” still to be available at the new lower price of $279 (previously started at $329)
  • New black ceramic and sapphire crystal, allowing radio waves to easily pass through the front and back for better cellular service
  • watchOS 5 enables to listen to Podcasts on the go and stream any Podcast by using Siri
  • New Nike+ collection for “Series 4” feature redesigned Nike watch faces and matching bands with limited availability beginning on October 5
  • All existing bands will work
  • “GPS + Cellular” model available on September 21 in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US, with other countries later this year
  • “GPS” model available on September 21 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands
“We’re thrilled by how much the Apple Watch has grown in such a short period of time,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “I mean, to think this category didn’t even exist just a few years ago. And now Apple Watch is being embraced by so many people around the world. Aplle Watch is not only the number one smartwatch in the world, it’s the number one watch, period.” He contiued, “Apple Watch is really redefining what a watch can do for you. We really love what the Apple Watch is doing to get the world moving.”


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